Whitehaven To St. Bees

Twelve months ago, I set off on a coastal walk from Whitehaven to St. Bees, and then a little further inland, back to my home in West Cumbria. The route was approximately 13 mile in total. I've done the walk quite a few times, but on this occasion, I recorded it on my GoPro too... Continue Reading →

Isle Of Man Sunset

The Cumbrian coastline offers up fantastic sunsets, especially for this time of the year, and on this occasion, I caught the sun setting behind our lovely neighbour, sat in the Irish Sea. The Isle Of Man (Manx: Ellan Vannin) is located off the Cumbria Coast. The distance from Cumbria to Isle Of Man is approximately... Continue Reading →

Whitehaven Storm, December 2013

On December 5th 2013, Cyclone Xaver hit the Port of Whitehaven in West Cumbria. I was there to capture the event. I've seen the town hammered by the sea in the past, but never before on this scale. Harbour walls were breached, with some flooding occurring. A section of the harbour wall, near to the... Continue Reading →

September, 1819

Departing summer hath assumed An aspect tenderly illumed, The gentlest look of spring; That calls from yonder leafy shade Unfaded, yet prepared to fade, A timely carolling. No faint and hesitating trill, Such tribute as to winter chill The lonely redbreast pays! Clear, loud, and lively is the din, From social warblers gathering in Their... Continue Reading →

Pace Time Slowly Improving

Three early mornings, and three one mile runs, have seen my average speed increase, while my pace time over the distance has begun to decrease (which is good). My last entry regards running, I declared that I was going to concentrate on achieving a ten minute mile, to help bring about improvements and to solidify... Continue Reading →

Her Majesty’s Revenue Scam

This morning, I received an automated telephone call from 0161 850 3583 - the call was from fraudsters pretending to be from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The call went like this: This is Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs. We have been trying to reach you to let you know that we are filing a... Continue Reading →

Bronze Age Devoke Water

I've previously shared with you a photo of Devoke Water, and I thought I would share another with you. The tarn (a lake on a mountain) is off the beaten track, but is a wonder to behold, with much history. Devoke Water can be reached via a bridle track from the fell road, off Birker... Continue Reading →


Whitehaven in West Cumbria is my town of birth. I still live a stone's throw away. It's a lovely place, and not overrun with tourists. I would place the harbour on a par with many across the world. In fact, I'd go so far as to say, it is one of the best. The modern... Continue Reading →

Vibration Training

A few weeks ago, I purchased a vibration machine and said I would give an update on how I'm progressing with it. The machine I opted for is the Vibrapower Slim 2 (no affiliate link). This type of machine was developed for the Russian Space Programme. Vibration training was created to help cosmonauts stay fit... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Care About Cookies

One of the worst things to come out of the European Union is the Cookie Consent law. You see those annoying pop-up confirmation boxes everywhere. I even have one on this website. I hate them, and I expect you do too. Since 2011, all websites in the European Union have been required by law to... Continue Reading →

A Red, Red Rose

O my Luve's like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in june; O my Luve's like the melodie That’s sweetly play'd in tune: As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I: And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry: Till a’ the seas... Continue Reading →


The title of this post is Fungus - primarily because, I have no idea if this is a mushroom, or toadstool. I'm clueless. Perhaps you know? What is it? What's the difference? There are loads of guides out there that help identify types of fungus, which for me, leads to more confusion. I think they... Continue Reading →

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